At Birth Connections, we work hard to make sure that your birth experience is as positive as possible. We try to dispel all the myths and negative images of childbirth and labour, to inform you and empower you to make the choices that will make this one of the best experiences that you have ever had


Who is Birth Connections?

Melissa Cassells CD(DONA) CCCE


I am the proud mother of three beautiful girls and married to a wonderful husband. I have always been interested in childbirth and it was after the birth of my first niece (many years ago!!) that I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life. I am a Certified Labour Doula (DONA) and a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator. I also provide volunteer breastfeeding assistance with the Halton Breastfeeding Connection. It is my goal to help all expecting families to have the birth and postpartum experience that they dream of! I am there to support the entire family, and to help them have a happy and positive birth experience.

Deanna Burns CD(DONA)

I am a Certified Labour & Birth Doula (DONA). I became a doula after my experience at the birth of my daughter; how it reminded me how important it is for women to educate and inform themselves about options for their birth. I see my role as a doula as one of support, education and advocacy, helping women attain the birth experience she hopes for. Being a mother of 2 beautiful girls and being a Child and Youth Worker also helps me in supporting families as a postpartum doula.

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